Features

Every 2 months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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International information exchange between regulators and third-party claimants

Published on 27 August 2013

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Discussion at the annual workshop of the Competition and Law Policy Institute of New Zealand

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Revised mergers and acquisitions, and authorisation guidelines

Published on 29 July 2013

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We’ve recently updated our Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines and Authorisation Guidelines to reflect developments in case law, international experience, and the Commission’s plain English standard. Following a public consultation period in March this year, we released the revised guidelines last week.

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How mature are electricity distributors’ asset management practices?

Published on 29 July 2013

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This year electricity distributors have, for the first time, publicly disclosed self-assessments of the maturity of their asset management practices. These assessments use the asset management maturity assessment tool, or ‘AMMAT’.

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Early Bird registration for October’s conference closes soon

Published on 29 July 2013

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There are fewer than 80 seats left for the Commission’s first ever conference Competition Matters, and early bird prices are still available. We recommend all practitioners, organisations, businesses and consumers interested in joining the dialogue and meeting with other experts get in and register for the October event as soon as they can.

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Update on the Commission's Christchurch rebuild initiative

Published on 24 June 2013

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Over the winter the Commission will be engaging with a range of Canterbury businesses involved in rebuild activities about how to stay clear of breaching the Commerce and Fair Trading Acts.

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New guidelines for schools and parents on school uniforms and supplies

Published on 24 June 2013

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We’ve recently updated our school uniform procurement guidelines to reflect the changing times and make them more user-friendly for schools.

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What’s on at the Competition Matters conference in October 2013

Published on 24 June 2013

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In this edition of the Bulletin we’re focusing on one of the many experts coming to New Zealand for our Competition Matters conference, and highlighting one of our panel discussions.

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Changes and new leadership within Competition Branch

Published on 27 May 2013

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The Commerce Commission’s Competition Branch is responsible for enforcing the legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets and prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct by traders. This includes investigating breaches of the Commerce, Fair Trading and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Acts, as well as providing information and guidance to businesses and consumers about these Acts and how they apply.

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The 2013/14 year ahead

Published on 27 May 2013

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As we approach the start of a new business year, our Chairman Dr Mark Berry discusses what’s in store for the Commission.

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Stakeholder presentation to the Energy Trusts of New Zealand

Published on 27 May 2013

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Dr John Hamill, General Manager Regulation, recently spoke to the Energy Trusts of New Zealand (ETNZ) about the Commerce Commission’s regulatory work in the electricity lines market.

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